Tents packed with people circled the track at South Central High School as participants walked laps, danced and did what they could to raise money and awareness to help cancer survivors and research.
More than 2,000 people attended the 28th annual Relay for Life of Pitt County fundraising walk on Friday and Saturday in an effort to stamp out cancer and help those suffering from the disease. All the money raised goes to the American Cancer Society, with part of the funds benefiting the McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge.
Ashely Lamprecht, community manager for the event, said this year’s fundraising efforts, which started on Sept. 1, have raised about $250,000 so far.
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